Neostrata is Canada’s leading dermatological line that offers the best of science and nature to combat signs of aging and treat problematic skin. Available in drugstores, they are the only brand that carries the highest percentage of glycolic acid peel (20%) that you can get over the counter. Neostrata also has a whole line of glycolic acid products from lotions to moisturizers for many different skin types and concentrations.
NeoStrata’s Skin Renewal Peel Solution is a home chemical peel is a entry level range of glycolic acid at 20%. With this product, you can see the results within 2-3 session. Skin is refined and acne scars begins to fade faster as well. When used regularly, it can help stop wrinkles from forming and reduced the significance of existing ones. There isn’t a need for a neutralizer for this gentle peel. Just rinse off and follow up with a light moisturizer such as Neostrata’s moisture infusion cream made specifically for sensitive skin types.
Neostrata’s Exfoliating Line has their trademark Amphoteric System™ which time-releases the glycolic acid for maximum comfort. The Exfoliating line consists of levels 1, 2 and 3. Level 1 is for beginners of glycolic acid or with sensitive skin (with glycolic acid 4%). Level 2 is for people with some experience of glycolic acid with a slightly higher concentration (with glycolic acid 8%). Level 3 is for advanced users with the highest concentration or people of combination or oily skin types (with glycolic acid 10%).
It is recommended that users of glycolic acid proceed in a step by step manner in order to let your skin to get accustomed to higher levels of exfoliation, thus minimizing irritation and redness. Their Daytime Smoothing Cream is made specifically for all skin types to help even out and brighten skin tone with their and SPF 15 for some sun protection during the day. There is also an Oil-Free version of the Daytime Smoothing Cream for oily skin types. Smoothing Cream Levels 1, 2, 3 are to without SPF as they are made for night time usage.
Within the Neostrata Exfoliating Line is the eye cream, mask and body lotion. Their Eye Contour Smoothing Cream boosts moisturizing and exfoliating agents such as 4% gluconolactone to gently exfoliate the eye area. Smoothing Cleansing Mask has a high concentration of 10% glycolic acid to improve skin tone and elasticity as it unclogs pores and while it deep cleanses. NeoStrata’s Body Smoothing Lotion has a high concentration of glycolic acid at 10% to provide maximum exfoliating results for large patches of skin all throughout your body. This lotion minimizes unsightly in-grown hair and makes skin softer, smoother and more supple.
Neostrata’s Acne Care line consists of Toning Solution Level 1 and 2 as well as their moisturizer and blemish spot gel. This whole line is formulated with glycolic acid with tested consistency and produces brilliant results for controlling acne as well as minimizing pore size and loosening blackheads. Unlike the 20% home peel, these products are mend to be left on the skin for a long period of time (about 6-8 hours) for treatment of acne-prone skin.
Acne Care Toning Solution Level 1 has a concentration of 8% glycolic acid which provides a basic level of exfoliation. Toning Solution Level 2 has a heady mix of both AHA and BHA worlds with 10% glycolic acid and 2% salicylic acid. The combination of glycolic acid and salicylic acid supports one another as they each penetrate different levels of the skin shaft. This gives the added benefit of glycolic acid which stimulates collagen growth for scar healing while salicylic acid targets blackheads and live acne on the outer skin layer.
Acne Care Toning Solution Level 1 is perfect for new users of glycolic acid and people with mild acne. Once beginners have built their skin tolerance up a notch, or if they find they would like a stronger exfoliating process, they can move on to Level 2. Toning Solution Level 2 is an immaculate match for people with a moderate to bad acne or with suffering from both acne and blackheads as it has additional salicylic acid.
Neostrata’s Blemish Spot Gel has a more coagulant consistency to treat targeted acne spots as it is applied. It has 5% glycolic acid plus 2% salicylic acid. This solution is best applied after the toning solution has been absorbed on live acne or pimples. The added layer of glycolic and salicylic acid will provide further exfoliation and prevent pore from clogging up again on those troubled areas. This gel is also a good way to keep the oilies at bay, especially at the T-zone for people with combination skin.
Neostrata is a trusted brand name with high quality products. These products not only help with troubled skin, they also take a few years off your age as glycolic acid effectively exfoliates and renews your skin. Try their impressive range of products in accordance to their recommended skin-care regime for layering products religiously. You will definitely see spectacular results within weeks of use.